Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, earnings are under way and Norwegian is hoping for a brighter 2018 bolstered by pilot recruitment and route development.

5 days ago

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Norwegian Air Plans to Move On From a Terrible 2017 With Fleet Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Norwegian's critics say it is overstretched and unprofitable. So how does the airline counter this? By ramping up its expansion, of course.

7 days ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

2 weeks ago

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Dong Lyu and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It's relatively expensive for an airline to become a full-fledged member of Star Alliance, part of the reason low-cost carriers don't join. But Star Alliance has developed what it calls a "Connecting Partner" model, allowing carriers to get some of the benefits of membership without footing the full cost.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair's friendly approach towards labor unions doesn't appear to have lasted long. With CEO Michael O'Leary resuming his combative stance, one can expect further clashes between the low-cost airline and its workforce over the coming months.

2 weeks ago

Westjet Wants to Take New Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Into U.S. and Mexico

Westjet Wants to Take New Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Into U.S. and Mexico

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Westjet is already stepping up its plans for low-cost offshoot Swoop. It hopes to use the airline to fend off competition from bargain-basement rivals such as Flair Airlines.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Will Warn Passengers About Brexit-Related Flight Cancellations

Ryanair Will Warn Passengers About Brexit-Related Flight Cancellations

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

At the moment, airlines still don't have any idea what will happen in March 2019. With tickets for summer 2019 coming on sale in September, the EU and UK must provide some clarity.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Reaches Historic Deal With UK Labor Union

Ryanair Reaches Historic Deal With UK Labor Union

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It’s taken Ryanair a long time to come around to the idea of union recognition, but today’s news is good for both the airline and its pilots in the long run.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Signals Its Hotel Ambitions With New TV Ad Campaign

Ryanair Signals Its Hotel Ambitions With New TV Ad Campaign

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Behind the usual Ryanair bluster there usually lurks a sensible business idea. If the airline offers a better accommodation product to customers, then that should persuade some to stay away from Booking.com.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Is Making Less Money From Bag Fees Than Its Competitors

EasyJet Is Making Less Money From Bag Fees Than Its Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's difficult to tell much from the first quarter results, but EasyJet seems on track to have a decent year. Acquiring some of Air Berlin’s operations will also enable it to grow in the lucrative German market.

1 month ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

1 month ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

2 months ago